Mauricio Pochettino wants the final say on transfer dealings in and out of Tottenham this summer.

At least four men will have a big say in Spurs' dealings in the transfer window, but their manager says the buck should stop with him.

Mauricio Pochettino wants the final say on who Tottenham sign and sell this summer.

Pochettino will be one of at least four men who will have a major input on who arrives at White Hart Lane.

Chairman Daniel Levy, head of recruitment Paul Mitchell and technical director Franco Baldini will also be involved in the process.

But when asked who will make the ultimate decisions, Pochettino laughed: “I think it should be me, no?

“Always the manager and the coaching staff need to deal with the player, in the changing room or on the pitch.

“And if the feeling is not good between us it is difficult to achieve something.

“It is very important that the players who stay here and the players who maybe we bring in that I agree and it is my decision.

“Because if not, if you bring in some players here and I don’t know these players, maybe it is not that they are bad players but it is important the feeling the player has with the coaching staff or the manager.”

Pochettino also vowed to put up a fight to make sure any player he wants to keep, stays at Spurs.

Having failed to hold onto the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in the past, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is the next star Spurs face a battle to retain, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain eyeing the France captain.

Asked if he has been given guarantees Spurs’ main men won’t be sold, Pochettino said: “In football it is difficult. Also if you sign the contract you never have the guarantee.

“I have a contract or a lot of managers have a contract and there is never guarantee.

“In football you never know. But it is true I personally if I want some player to stay with us I fight a lot to keep him.”

Sixth-placed Spurs, who host Manchester City tomorrow, are heading for a fifth successive Europa League campaign next season.

And Pochettino admitted: “Maybe if we reach the Europa League next season we need to be focused on the Premier League and try to reach the top-four, that is important.

“Maybe we prioritise the Premier League.”

Source: Daily Mirror

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